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    Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Alex Rodriguez has agreed to a 10 year $275 million dollar deal to remain with the Yankees.

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Yawn

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    shocking

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Ironically I was just coming to post a story I just read on Forbes magazine's site titled
    "Why A-Rod's Not Worth It" - it discusses his returning to the Yankees and Boras ploy backfiring.

    http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/15/yan..._1115arod.html
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    A plus to this whole fiasco is that Texas is finally free of the contract they first agreed to. Lets see if they can do anything with the extra cash.
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    A-Rod ought to fire Boras

    as should the rest of his clients.

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Texas is rumored to be on the verge of signing Eric Milton to a 5 year 75 million dollar deal...of course that is if the owner of that club has his way which would completely void any common sense the GM has proven to have in his tenure.
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    Texas is rumored to be on the verge of signing Eric Milton to a 5 year 75 million dollar deal...of course that is if the owner of that club has his way which would completely void any common sense the GM has proven to have in his tenure.
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Yanks better pray to the baseball gods he doesn't get injured seriously or chronically, a la a certain Red. 10 years is a LONG time.

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Arod's fast becoming as hated as Ted Williams was during his day.

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    A-Rod ought to fire Boras

    as should the rest of his clients.
    I can't imagine why anyone would fire an agent who makes them appreciably more money.
    We may not like his methods or his personality.
    But Scott Boras has a financial and legal obligation to obtain the best possible deals for his clients.
    He simply negotiates as well as he can. And even though A-Rod "lost", he made $50,000,000 more than the original Yankees offer. $5,000,000 more per year.

    It's not bad for "losing" the negotiation due to an incompetent agent.
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Boras wasn't part of these negotiations, they wouldn't talk to anybody but A-Rod, who came to the Yankees and re-opened the door of communications....

    Boras gave A-Rod some really bad advice telling him to opt out...if guys aren't careful, he'll send their career down the river. Obviously they're very rich, so that won't be an issue, but you don't need to be slime to get rich as an athlete.

    In my book, he and Drew Rosenhaus are nothing but scum when it comes to agents. Maybe that makes them good, I don't know...but I think it's scum. I bet Chad Johnson's attitude these days has Drew's hands all over it...he's not talking to the local media and only the national media for a reason....and I doubt it was his idea. He wanted to be the center of attention, but all of sudden doesn't want to handle the criticism that goes along with it...
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    A-Rod is a heck of a player and he deserves a heck of a lot of money.

    But, 10 years from now, the Yankees might not like the idea of paying their 41-year-old DH 27 million.

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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    A-Rod is a heck of a player and he deserves a heck of a lot of money.

    But, 10 years from now, the Yankees might not like the idea of paying their 41-year-old DH 27 million.
    In 10 years, that $27M will be the equivilent of about $18M in todays dollars. Maybe it's still overpaying, but at the rate baseball is growing, it could be a bargain if he's still healthy.
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez agrees to 10 year $275M deal with Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    A-Rod is a heck of a player and he deserves a heck of a lot of money.

    But, 10 years from now, the Yankees might not like the idea of paying their 41-year-old DH 27 million.
    Ten years from now, the league minimum will probably be $4M and guys like Freel will probably be making $10M....
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